OPERATIVE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of operative
Definition:
a. having power of acting; exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects
Example:
Two major tendencies are operative in the American political system.
Sentence in Classic:
Adams had been a cotton operative in Fall River, and the continued depression in the industry had worn him and his family out, and he had emigrated to South Carolina.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
This we have now been doing for some time, and in order to help us in our operations we erected a hydraulic press.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I had imagined you as operating from the street, where my friend, Lestrade and his merry men were awaiting you.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
After surveying the ground, Snowball declared that this was just the place for a windmill, which could be made to operate a dynamo and supply the farm with electrical power.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
While they were saddling his horse, Levin again called up the bailiff, who was hanging about in sight, to make it up with him, and began talking to him about the spring operations before them, and his plans for the farm.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In all operations on a large scale on this and his other estates, he kept to the simplest methods involving no risk, and in trifling details he was careful and exacting to an extreme degree.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Her face wore the proud expression of a surgeon who has just performed a difficult operation and admits the public to appreciate his skill.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At the end of the week the prince reappeared and resumed his former way of life, devoting himself with special activity to building operations and the arrangement of the gardens and completely breaking off his relations with Mademoiselle Bourienne.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But the mysterious forces that move humanity (mysterious because the laws of their motion are unknown to us) continued to operate.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Then she remembered; her dentist had told her that savages could perform very skilful operations on the brain.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context